We get a ton of questions from parents when they are choosing a vehicle for their teen drivers.
Here is some of the advice we give to our clients
- Choose a vehicle that will not require collision and comprehensive.
- The physical damage portion of the automobile policy can be expensive so by choosing a vehicle that you don't have to fully cover you avoid paying those rates.
- Pay special attention to vehicles that have large blind spots
- Some vehicles have more blind spots than others. Picking a vehicle that has fewer blind spots will help your teen from backing into other vehicles or objects. I would stay away from vans and large SUVs
- Purchase a newer car if possible
- Newer cars have more safety features than older ones. Antilock Brakes, Traction Control, and Air Bags are must-have items.
The IIHS has a ton of great information about choosing the best vehicle for your teen driver.